EDM 1 – Issue 581

Why EV and battery makers led the charge into our latest Top 50 Unicorns ranking

Also: Shanghai crisis is straining the zero-Covid strategy and supply chains; Beijing’s security deal in Solomon Islands stokes fear in Canberra; how Shanghai’s STAR Market is stoking a semiconductor boom

Plus: yet more Chinese firms eye dual listing in Hong Kong; Beijing releases 45 new video games licences after 9-month hiatus; why trendy smartphone covers have become a boom business in China